Sunday, July 18, 2021

Technology News and More-Sunday Edition

Technology News and More

What Causes Gamma-Ray Bursts? Their 'Afterglows' Hold Clues

8KWired / 8h
These high-energy explosions, brighter than billions and billions of suns, have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.

Facebook To Biden: 'We Aren't The Reason Vaccination Goal Was Missed'

2KNYT > Technology / 6h
The social network and the Biden administration have engaged in an increasingly rancorous war of words over the issue of vaccine misinformation.

4K TVs should have saved 3D – here's what went wrong

58TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
From 2011 3D TVs reigned supreme, but when 4K was introduced, they disappeared. We explore why they couldn’t co-exist.

6 tips for planning a vacation with an autistic child or travel companion

The Points Guy / 5min
As a travel advisor and certified autism travel professional who has helped over 30 typical and autistic families plan vacations around the world, and a mom to an amazing autistic kid, I know that planning a vacation can be time-consuming. When you are planning a vacation around an autistic child or with an autistic travel companion, you must make sure you check off a few more boxes than usual. I

Soft robot plays piano thanks to 'air-powered' memory

Engadget / 27min
Soft robots still tend to rely on hard electronics to function, but a new invention might reduce that need for unyielding chips. UC Riverside researchers have developed pneumatic computer memory that they used to help a soft robot play the piano. Instead of conventional transistors and electric circuits, the "air-powered" memory relies on microfluidic valves that control airflow. Atmospheric pres

Spyware meant to track terrorists was used against journalists and activists, too

Pegasus NSO Journalists•
Mashable / 30min
Pegasus spyware was created by an Israeli spyware firm to track terrorist organizations and global criminal cartels. An investigation published on Sunday spearheaded by multiple media outlets and news organizations has discovered that Pegasus spyware has been used to monitor journalists and activists around the world. A group of more than a dozen media outlets from around the world teamed up for

CDC appeals DeSantis lawsuit; U.S. court upholds cruise requirements for now

The Points Guy / 55min
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements that have allowed some cruise ships to resume sailings from the United States will remain in place for now, pending the results of an appeal filed by the CDC, a U.S. appellate court says. July 17 motion of stay granted (Screenshot courtesy of PACER) In a 2-to-1 vote Saturday, the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit granted a st

The Walking Dead Universe Book Cover Revealed by AMC Networks

Gizmodo / 1h
AMC Networks, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Comics revealed the new cover to the book The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe from illustrator Brian Rood. Read more...

NSO spyware was allegedly used to target activists and journalists

Pegasus NSO Journalists•
20Engadget / 1h
Critics have previously claimed that NSO Group spyware was misued to target the media and other innocent people, but new findings might have revealed the extent of that misuse. The Washington Post has shared a multi-partner investigation claiming that NSO's Pegasus software was used to successfully hack 37 phones, including journalists, activists and the two women closest to murdered Saudi journa

Capital One Venture Card: Earn 100K Bonus Miles (Last Chance)

39One Mile at a Time / 1h
At the end of March, we saw a fantastic new limited welcome bonus introduced on the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card . This is a reminder that the bonus on this card will be expiring tomorrow (on Monday, July 19, 2021), so this is your last chance to take advantage of this offer. If you’ve been considering this card but haven’t yet applied, this is your last chance to do so. Capital One Ve

Valve's Steam Deck seems like a nightmare for Nintendo

Valve Steam Deck Switch•
Mashable / 2h
Was it merely coincidence that Valve announced its Steam Deck on the same day pre-orders opened for Nintendo's new, OLED-enhanced Switch? Only Valve can answer that question, but the company's reveal surfacing at roughly the same moment fans raced to place pre-orders for a Switch (OLED Model) certainly made a point. Where the new Nintendo device is mostly just a fancier screen running on the same

Johnson & Johnson recalls some sunscreen products over carcinogen

SlashGear / 2h
Many people are heading out to the pool and hiking trails, turning to sunscreen products to help protect their skin from damage. If you’re counted among them, pay attention to a new recall published by the FDA that involves some sunscreen products from Johnson & Johnson. According to the company, these items may contain an ingredient linked to cancer risk. … Continue reading

PS5 restock disaster at Walmart turned into a $100 discount – what it means for you

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Walmart PS5 restock may be next, according to our analysis, and that's because people are getting the console from the last drop.

The Vanderbilts would be happy: A stay at Newport’s latest luxury property – Hammetts Hotel

The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: The newly opened Hammetts Hotel provided a complimentary stay to TPG. The opinions expressed below are entirely from the author and weren’t subject to review by the hotel. My first job after college was as a reporter for The Providence Journal. I’d often find myself assigned to the weekend shift, covering all the summer festivals and events in Newport, Rhode Island. The city is fam

FINAL DAY: Capital One 100,000 Mile Offer For Venture Card

29View from the Wing / 2h
There's no question that Capital One Venture is the most improved rewards card of the last few years. It's gone from a celebrity endorsed card I didn't used to think about daily, to becoming one that I absolutely love. The card's changes have even made me like Jennifer Garner more. Continue reading ...

A day in the life: What it’s like to travel through an airport and on a plane as a wheelchair user

21The Points Guy / 2h
Gabrielle deFiebre was heading from New York to Phoenix on Delta flight 733 back in May when her wheelchair was damaged by employees in an incident recorded in a now-viral video . As heartbreaking as it is to watch deFiebre, a quadriplegic, have to explain through tears, stranded on the jetbridge, that the chair that’s just been broken “is her life,” incidents like these are not uncommon: In 2019

How to Watch the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics without Cable

How-To Geek / 2h
Along with most major events, the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 games (2021 Olympics?) will now be held between July 23 and August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan, and broadcast in the U.S. via NBC. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can't Play This 'Mario Bros. 3' PC Port, But At Least It's In a Museum

How-To Geek / 2h
Three years before id Software released Doom, the company began work on a Super Mario Bros. 3 port for MS-DOS PCs. It didn’t work out. But now the Strong Museum of Play says that it’s obtained a demo of the Mario Bros. 3 port, and it’s probably the same demo that id Software showed to Nintendo execs in 1990. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ford Made a Nasty Perfume That Smells Like a Gas Station

25How-To Geek / 2h
In a survey paid for by Ford, the motor company found that 70% of drivers upgrading to an electric vehicle will miss the smell of gasoline. Ford also discovered that gasoline is a more popular scent than wine or cheese. So screw it, here’s Mach-Eau GT, a perfume that smells like the co-worker who came in after spilling gas on their pants. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Space Jam: A New Legacy Takes Box Office's Top Spot This Weekend

49Gizmodo / 2h
The first Space Jam starring Michael Jordan was released in 1996 and opened with $27.5 million. By the time the film ended its run, the overall domestic total was $90 million in box office sales. Read more...

Citi adds American Airlines as a temporary transfer partner

34The Points Guy / 3h
On Sunday, Citi made waves in the points and miles world by announcing a new transfer partner for its ThankYou Rewards program : American Airlines. Transferred ThankYou Points can be used to secure flights, flight upgrades, vacation packages, hotel stays, car rentals, and more, according to Citi and as first reported by Business Insider. Miles will be valid for 18 months once transferred. Althoug

Plant-based burgers vs. actual meat: Study details big nutritional differences

SlashGear / 3h
No, we’re not talking about the fact that plant-based burgers are, well, made from plants and meat comes from animals. That’s an obvious difference between the two products, but what may not be so obvious to all consumers is that nutrients aren’t mirrored across the two different types of meat. A new study from Duke University notes that neither of … Continue reading

The Sims 4: Cottage Living left me wishing for the sweet peck of death

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Sims 4: Cottage Living adds some much-wanted features, but the novelty of rural life quickly wears off.

How to Stop Your Toilet Tank From Sweating

Lifehacker / 3h
Along with all the fun in the sun and taking advantage of the extended evening daylight, summer also means sweat. Sure, sweating isn’t limited to June, July, and August, but when the temperatures climb, so too does the tendency to turn into a sweaty mess. Read more...

A mom-and-me trip to the Grand Canyon trip with 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points

The Points Guy / 3h
I’m a serious bucket lister. I have a very long list of all the things I want to do in life and I frequently look at it to make sure I’m checking off a few items every year. Well, almost every year… until COVID-19 appeared. Like many families, my priorities shifted to taking care of family and staying healthy. My mom has always been a caregiver — first through staying home to raise my two sibling

The end of open source?

51TechCrunch / 3h
Shaun O’Meara Contributor Shaun O’Meara, global field CTO at Mirantis , has worked with customers designing and building enterprise IT infrastructure for 20 years. Several weeks ago, the Linux community was rocked by the disturbing news that University of Minnesota researchers had developed (but, as it turned out, not fully executed) a method for introducing what they called “hypocrite commits” t

More leaks suggest the next iPhone might have an always-on display

100+Engadget / 3h
Add another major voice to the chorus of those claiming the next iPhone could have an always-on display . As 9to5Mac notes , Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman used his weekly "Power On" newsletter to say the 2021 iPhone will potentially have an " Apple Watch -like" always-on display with better battery life in addition to a 120Hz refresh rate, a smaller screen notch, an A15 chip and video recording upgrad

Facebook's response to Biden and his COVID misinfo criticism is a big miss

Biden Facebook Killing•
38Mashable / 3h
President Biden has really gotten under Mark Zuckerberg's skin. On Friday, a reporter asked Biden what he would say to platforms like Facebook when it came to COVID misinformation. Biden's response : "They're killing people." Facebook's rebuttal was quick. "We will not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts," said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to Mashable that a

Quick - the AirPods Pro just dropped to $189.99 in epic deal at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Hurry - Amazon has just dropped the price of the AirPods Pro to $189.99 which is the best deal you can find right now.

Travelers will soon have to pay a new departure tax to leave the Maldives

98The Points Guy / 3h
If you’re planning a trip to the Maldives next year, prepare for some added costs. Beginning January 1, 2022, just in time for the country to celebrate its 50th year of tourism, travelers will have to pay a fee to leave the archipelago by air after a new departure tax was approved. On July 11, the country’s president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, signed off on an amendment to the nation’s Airport Taxes

Smartphone Directions May Put Novice Hikers in Danger, Experts Say

300+NYT > Technology / 3h
From New Hampshire to Scotland, services like Google Maps can direct ill-prepared hikers onto trails that would challenge even the most experienced climbers, mountaineers said.

MAJOR: Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To American AAdvantage (Limited Time)

78One Mile at a Time / 4h
This is totally awesome to see, and may make the Citi ThankYou program more appealing to many. Citi ThankYou adds American AAdvantage as a partner Citi ThankYou points now transfer to American AAdvantage miles at a 1:1 ratio, assuming you have the Citi Premier or Citi Prestige. This is a limited time opportunity that’s currently available through November 13, 2021. This is really exciting to see

Tesla offers Full Self-Driving Capability as a subscription

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SlashGear / 4h
It’s looking more and more like the future of buying an automobile will include features that you have to pay for each month. We have seen several automakers offer subscriptions to services like improved navigation more in recent years. Now Tesla has a new subscription service for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) capability. Typically, FSD adds about $10,000 purchase price of … Continue reading

How to Restore Apps and Games to Your Android Device

How-To Geek / 4h
Moving to a new Android device can feel stressful. Your old device is full of apps and games that you’ll want to bring over. We’ll show you how to restore anything that gets missed in the process using the running list of previously installed apps in the Google Play Store. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook rejects Biden claim it's 'killing people' with COVID-19 misinformation

Biden Facebook Killing•
61Engadget / 4h
Facebook isn't exactly enthusiastic about President Biden's claim that it and other social networks are " killing people " by allowing COVID-19 misinformation to spread. The social media firm posted a refutation of the allegations, using data to suggest that something other than Facebook was responsible for a slowdown in vaccination rates and a rise in cases. The company noted that vaccine accept

Engineers create pneumatic computer memory to control soft robots

SlashGear / 4h
Engineers from the University of California Riverside have revealed a new creation that is designed to control the movements of soft robots. The engineers revealed an air-powered computer memory system that overcomes one of the biggest obstacles to advancing soft robotics. That major obstacle is the mismatch between pneumatics and electronics. Typically the movements of soft robots are controlled

Here's more evidence Samsung is unveiling its new foldables and watches on August 11

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The long wait for the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Galaxy Watch 4 series and the Galaxy Buds 2 might finally be over.

Wow: Citibank Points Now Transferable to American AAdvantage

50View from the Wing / 4h
Through November 23, Citibank ThankYou Rewards points from Chairman, Prestige, Premier, Preferred and Rewards+ cards can be transferred 1:1 into American AAdvantage. This is huge for the program and for these cards. At this point the option to transfer to American AAdvantage is temporary. Continue reading ...

Shang-Chi Actress Michelle Yeoh Provides New Details on Her Character

82Gizmodo / 5h
The reigning queen of martial arts cinema, Michelle Yeoh, has offered up some info on her role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings . Read more...

11 things I learned during my trip to Paris

43The Points Guy / 5h
“Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn Thanks to my start as an Air Force brat, I’ve had the privilege of traveling the world since I was three. We were living in Brussels when I first visited Paris in 1973. It sounds corny, but it was love at first sight. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . So when given the chance to take my first in

How to connect your iPhone to a speaker

Mashable / 5h
Picture this: You're at a party. The music is terrible. You want to jump on aux, but you don't know how to connect your iPhone to the speaker. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Good thing it's very simple and easy to connect your iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker. Your iPhone is equipped with the ability to connect to speakers via Bluetooth, which comes in handy anytime you want to play music or anythi

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor will change ports on the ISS next week

SlashGear / 5h
NASA is having crewmembers aboard the ISS change the docking location for the SpaceX Crew-2 Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft. The docking port swap will happen on Wednesday, July 21. Next week will mark a historic occasion when two different US commercial spacecraft built for crew will be docked to the orbiting ISS at the same time. NASA will begin live … Continue reading

Answer These 15 Yes-or-No Questions to Help Evaluate the State of Your Relationship

Lifehacker / 5h
It’s really easy to judge other people’s relationships. In fact, we may not even realize when we’re doing it. But when you spend time with a couple, their dynamic usually becomes apparent relatively quickly, to the point where you may think you can identify their specific problems. Read more...

From an ear infection to debt collection: How I was able to save my credit score

The Points Guy / 5h
My credit score is something that I take a lot of pride in. I have my parents to thank for starting me on my road with credit history and lots of lessons in financial responsibility. I have also spent a lot of time maintaining and improving my credit score to allow me flexibility in applying for the credit cards in my wallet. When I learned I had a debt collection in my name, I was devastated, co

How to Create and Customize a People Graph in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 5h
If you take advantage of Microsoft Excel’s charts for helpful visual displays of your data, check out the People Graph option to create a simple depiction of the number of people or items you have logged in your spreadsheet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

4 reasons why Twin Falls, Idaho should be on your vacation wish list

82The Points Guy / 5h
The coronavirus pandemic had a seismic impact on the travel industry in 2020, but with ongoing restrictions for international travel to many destinations, a large number of Americans are still looking to stay closer to home. This booming demand has led to long airline hold times , car rental shortages and tons of crowds at popular national parks . My own family’s travel over the last 18 months ha

Steam Deck SSD upgrade may be possible – but it isn’t recommended

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
While you might be able to switch out the Steam Deck’s drive in theory, Valve says you shouldn’t.

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-liter roadster heads to auction

SlashGear / 6h
One of the most iconic sports cars ever to come out of the 1960s era Europe is the Jaguar E-Type. The car in the pictures here is dirty and might not look like a pristine automobile, but it is an extremely original 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-liter Roadster. It’s one of the most iconic Jaguar sports cars ever made … Continue reading

Why I Would Never, Ever Buy A Timeshare

300+One Mile at a Time / 6h
I recently wrote about how Solaz Los Cabos (which is a property with both a hotel and timeshares) suddenly and mysteriously closed down last week. An interesting discussion emerged in the comments section about timeshares. Several readers asked why I never write about timeshare deals, or what a great value they can be. In this post I wanted to share my take on why I’d never consider buying a time

Bad bots: protecting your organization from a growing threat

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Criminals are now using bots in all sorts of ways, and classic bot attacks are still going after any sort of limited commodity.

A fierce battle is raging in the database industry

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A Q&A with Marc Linster, CTO at open source database firm EnterpriseDB.

The American Airlines-JetBlue Partnership Is A Mess For Passengers

34View from the Wing / 6h
American Airlines customers, especially, should like flying JetBlue which offers more legroom, seat back entertainment, free wifi and a business class product (on routes where it’s offered) with relatively great seats, food, and friendly service. However the actual partnership – as experienced by passengers – is quite broken. Several customers, based in both Boston and New York, have shared the p

How to Make Your First Real Estate Investment

21Lifehacker / 6h
So, it’s time to make your first real estate investment. Whether you’re buying yourself a condo or house, or looking to flip one for profit, you’re taking a big step. We asked experts for some advice. Read more...

How Do Frame Rates Affect the Gaming Experience?

How-To Geek / 6h
You’ve likely heard before that you should try to play games with a high frame rate, but why? We’ll explain how a high frame rate can improve your overall gaming experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google details its protein-folding software, academics offer an alternative

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: University of Washington ) Thanks to the development of DNA-sequencing technology, it has become trivial to obtain the sequence of bases that encode a protein and translate that to the sequence of amino acids that make up the protein. But from there, we often end up stuck. The actual function of the protein is only indirectly specified by its sequence. Instead, the sequence dicta

Hackers got past Windows Hello by tricking a webcam

Ars Technica / 6h
Clearly the quickest way to bypass Microsoft facial recognition, no? Biometric authentication is a key piece of the tech industry's plans to make the world password-less . But a new method for duping Microsoft's Windows Hello facial-recognition system shows that a little hardware fiddling can trick the system into unlocking when it shouldn't. Services like Apple's FaceID have made facial-recognit

Researchers discover a key link to autism spectrum disorders

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan have discovered a new direct genetic link to autism spectrum disorders. The researcher’s new study shows that the deficit in histone methylation could lead to autism spectrum disorders. A human variant of the SUV39H2 gene led researchers to examine the absence of that gene in mice. Study researchers found … Continue reading

Why England’s sudden lifting of covid restrictions is a massive gamble

100+MIT Technology Review / 6h
England is about to take a huge gamble. On Monday, July 19, the country is ditching all of its remaining pandemic-related restrictions. People will be able to go to nightclubs, or gather in groups as large as they like. They will not be legally compelled to wear masks at all, and can stop social distancing. The government, with an eye on media coverage, has dubbed it “Freedom Day,” and said the l

Collectors are as confused as you are about that $1.56M Super Mario 64 sale

Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Collectors say bare cartridges in "sous vide" condition can command a premium at auction. (credit: Aurich Lawson) If you aren't immersed in the world of high-end video game collecting, it's probably hard to understand why someone paid in excess of $1.5 million for a single, shrinkwrap-sealed boxed copy of Super Mario 64 last Sunday. But if you talk to people who have been collecting gam

How to Watch Jeff Bezos Go to Space

200+Wired / 7h
Whether you’re here for the history or you’re watching passive-aggressively as the world’s wealthiest man plays with toys, here’s how to tune in.

How to Care for the Trees in Your Yard

20Lifehacker / 7h
Even if you spend a decent amount of time, money, and effort keeping your garden, lawn, and/or other parts of your landscape looking good, you may be leaving out some of your yard’s largest residents: Trees. It can be easy to forget about trees, especially when they were already on your property when you moved in. Read more...

How Microsoft's Streaming Strategy Will Change the Future of Computers

How-To Geek / 7h
For years, Microsoft’s vision was “[a] computer on every desk, and in every home, running Microsoft software.” But now, Microsoft is a very different company. And with its latest moves in Xbox and Windows, Microsoft’s new vision is clear: “Windows everywhere, even without a single PC in the home.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Change Your Skype Name

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’ve officially changed your name or you’d just like to be known by a different name, you can change your display name in your Skype account. We’ll show you how to do this on Skype’s web, desktop, and mobile versions. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sweet Spot Sunday: US to Ireland from 13,000 Avios each way

20The Points Guy / 7h
On July 19, 2021, Ireland is reopening to international tourists, including Americans. This is exciting news to everyone who has wanted to travel to Ireland this year. If you’ve been saving up your points and miles, I’ve got some fantastic news for you because getting there can be as cheap as a domestic award ticket. You read that right. Today, I’ll cover how you can book a one-way economy class

NASA briefing on early Perseverance Mars Rover science happens Wednesday

SlashGear / 7h
NASA has announced that it will be holding a briefing on early science discoveries from the Perseverance Mars Rover next week. The virtual media briefing will take place at 1 PM EDT on Wednesday, July 21. At the briefing, NASA will discuss early science results from the Perseverance Mars Rover, among other topics. One of the other key topics covered … Continue reading

Ford Mach-Eau novelty fragrance offers gasoline scent for EV owners

SlashGear / 7h
In what is apparently a very real thing, Ford teamed up with fragrance company Olfiction to develop Mach-Eau, a bottled scent that gives those who sniff it nostalgic undertones of gasoline and new car interiors. The fragrance — which you can’t buy, so don’t get too excited — was inspired by electric vehicle owners who said they missed the scent … Continue reading

What time is Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 released this weekend?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Here's when you can enjoy Rick and Morty season 5 episode 5 over this weekend.

Twitch streamers rake in millions with a shady crypto gambling boom

100+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / We just assume this is what the slots in an online cryptocurrency casino look like, but I guess we can see them in action on Twitch. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) Tyler Niknam was getting out of Texas. Niknam, 30, is a top streamer on Twitch , where he’s better known as Trainwrecks to his 1.5 million followers. For hours on end, Niknam was hitting the slots on, an online crypto

How to Stay Under Your 15 GB of Free Storage From Google

63Wired / 8h
If you’re smart about how you use your space in the cloud, you don’t have to pay extra.

[Roundup] l2021 Is Just Getting Weird

View from the Wing / 8h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Masters of the Universe: He-Man and more explained ahead of Netflix's new show

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
How a Mattel toy line became one of the most enduring franchises of the 1980s

The Witcher: Monster Slayer is Pokemon Go meets Elder Scrolls: Blades – and we played it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Witcher mobile game, called Witcher: Monster Slayer, brings the dark fantasy series to your smartphone.

How to Use Alexa’s Reading Sidekick Feature to Help Kids Read

How-To Geek / 8h
If your child is learning how to read, Amazon’s Reading Sidekick gives you a way to let them practice on their own. Here’s everything you need to know to take advantage of this feature on your Alexa device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Colossal Capital One Venture 100,000-mile bonus ends tomorrow

The Points Guy / 8h
The procrastination ends now. You’ve got until tomorrow, July 19, 2021 , to apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card ‘s highest-ever 100,000-mile bonus. TPG estimates Capital One miles value to be 1.7 cents each (not provided by the issuer), making this sign-up bonus potentially worth $1,700 in travel — or even more if you know how to redeem Capital One miles for maximum value . This

How to break up with a hookup

Mashable / 9h
Post-vaccine dating began with so much promise, didn't it? Our pent-up lust for both other people and life in general climbed as the months passed, as did our eagerness for summer dates like drinking patio beers or visiting the beach. At this point, however, you may have realized that your expectations don't match reality. The patio beers are warm and you got burned at the beach. Hot vax summer?

WhatsApp adds encrypted cloud backups, but only for some beta users

SlashGear / 9h
WhatsApp has introduced a key privacy feature that’ll help prevent unwanted snooping in your old chat logs — but you can only access it if you’re a beta user on Android. With the latest beta update, WhatsApp now offers encrypted cloud backups, meaning that anyone who acquires your stored chat logs won’t be able to read them. Your WhatsApp chats … Continue reading

OnePlus Buds Pro will feature adaptive noise cancellation and warp charging

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
In an interview with CNET, OnePlus exec Kinder Lui has revealed some of the features of the OnePlus Buds Pro.

What Does “Sus” Mean?

How-To Geek / 9h
Why is everyone saying “sus” lately, and what does it mean? Here’s a look into the rise of this unique piece of internet slang. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When the Game Is Over, Where Do Our Avatars Go?

30Wired / 9h
The player characters from childhood video games were conceived in glory. Where are they now?

Give Every Remote Control a Tracker

41Wired / 9h
A world where you never lose the remote ever again seems well within reach.

The powerful Pure Air Pro is our top electric scooter of 2021 – and here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Impressive range, great build quality, and a surprisingly low price have earned the Pure Air Pro the number one spot.

Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

SlashGear / 10h
Vigorous exercising, especially running, has well-described benefits. Whether you run to sweat or meet your fitness goals; tracking and monitoring your pace, distance and health is important. Running watches are an optimal and convenient way to monitor your daily regime. These smartwatches are specially made to be worn while running, whether indoors or outdoors, and to track associated metrics in

Is 57 a prime number? There’s a game for that.

46MIT Technology Review / 10h
The Greek mathematician Euclid may very well have proved, circa 300 BCE, that there are infinitely many prime numbers. But it was the British mathematician Christian Lawson-Perfect who, more recently, devised the computer game “ Is this prime? ” Launched five years ago, the game surpassed three million tries on July 16—or, more to the point, it hit run 2,999,999—after a Hacker News post generated

15 deals on fans to keep you cool this summer

Mashable / 11h
When the dog days of summer hit, you might need to pull out all the stops when it comes to personal cooling. That's where these deals on fans come in. As of July 18, these 15 mini, personal, and home fans are all on sale for a limited time. Whirlwind Cool Blade-Less Mini Fan Throw this fan in your purse or backpack to beat the heat as you commute, go for a stroll, or even enjoy a baseball game. I

10 drones on sale: Try your hand at aerial photography and more

Mashable / 11h
When you use a drone to take pictures, you can capture a bird's eye view of the mountains or stunning ocean-scapes without having to strain for the perfect shot. As of July 18, these 10 drones are all on sale to help you capture images and memories you can hold on to for life. Micro Drone 3.0 - Combo Pack If you want a drone that's super customizable, the Micro Drone 3.0 combo pack is the way to

Save on a bundle deal that includes a private phone line and top-rated VPN

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Stay on top of your data security with the Lifetime Mobile Privacy and Security Subscription Bundle . As of July 18, get it for only $29.99 — a 91% savings. For a limited time, you can get a Hushed Private Phone Line and a lifetime subscription to KeepSolid VPN bundled together for just $29.99. The Hushed Private Phone Line lets you set up a second secure phone number while keeping your re

Improve your golf game with a GPS rangefinder on sale

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: As of July 18, snag the Golfbuddy Voice 2 Talking GPS Rangefinder on sale for 32% off — only $79.99. Golf lovers know accuracy is key. But sometimes you need a little help to reach your goals, which is where the GB Voice 2 by Golfbuddy comes in. This talking GPS device improves your game by automatically measuring the distances to the front, back, and center of the green at the push of a b

Learn to play piano with this course bundle on sale

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TL;DR: Ready to pick up a musical instrument? As of July 18, get the Complete 2021 Piano for Beginners Bundle on sale for only $19.99 — a 98% discount. Want to learn piano but don't have time to commit to weekly lessons? Consider opting for a virtual course bundle, so you can learn from the experts on your own time. This Complete 2021 Piano for Beginners Bundle features six courses and over 13 ho

How to add music to an Instagram Story

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Adding music to your Instagram Story can give it more impact and add to its chances of success. Whether you want to add summery vibes to your holiday pics with a chilled out pop melody , , or create an atmospheric mood for arty images, adding audio can make all the difference. Instagram has made it super-simple to do this, so here's a look at how to make your next Instagram Story literally sing.

Turns out running with a camera phone has really helped me focus

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I've started taking a phone camera with me when I run, and it's helped me appreciate my city a lot more.

The PS5 and Switch OLED are disappointments, so I’m glad I stuck with PC gaming this gen

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Opinion: Both the PS5 and Switch OLED have left me unimpressed, which makes me glad I stuck with PC to game on.

5 things The Elder Scrolls 6 can improve on from Skyrim

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From its story to its character builder, can The Elder Scrolls 6 take any tips from Skyrim?

The Most Ridiculous Hyatt Destination Fee Ever (Update)

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Update : The general manager of the Motif Seattle has reached out with the following statement: Thank you for bringing your concerns regarding Motif Seattle’s Destination Fee to our attention through your recent article which my team and I had the chance to see. Rest assured that the items you noted are in fact not part of the hotel’s Destination Fee, and as soon as we saw your article, we took i

JetBlue TrueBlue Selling Points With 50% Bonus

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JetBlue TrueBlue has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. I want to share the details of it, though also want to note that buying TrueBlue points almost never represents a good deal. Buy JetBlue points with a bonus Through Wednesday, July 28, 2021, JetBlue TrueBlue is offering a bonus on purchased points . Different accounts may be targeted for different bonuses, though it ap

Android 12 va a tener casi 1.000 emojis rediseñados por Google

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Muchos emojis van a tener una nueva apariencia en las apps de Google a partir de este mes, ha anunciado la compañía.

Canon EOS R7 release date, price, rumors and what we want to see

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The Canon EOS R7 is a long-rumored mirrorless camera for wildlife, sports and video shooters. But what exactly do we know about the possible APS-C camera?